About us Digital solutions that make life easier

Digitalization opens up opportunities for our society. It is changing the economy and public administration. We are convinced that digital solutions make our everyday lives easier if they are simple and understandable for everyone. That's why we accompany organizations through the entire process of digital transformation. Our vision: a society that moves forward with digitalization - the eSociety.

]init[ CEO Harald Felling hält einen Vortrag beim Public Strategy Lab 2022.
A UX consultant notes down feedback from users in a digitization lab. In the foreground is a timer, in the background a wall with postits.
A UX consultant and a designer evaluate project approaches using a mood board on the wall.
Two participants at ]init['s Public Strategy Lab listen to a speaker. Creative media walls stand in the room.
Two system administrators sit in a room with laptops and discuss a project. A wall with a street art motive can be seen in the background.
Three project employees are standing in a meeting room and talking. In the background, you can see a corridor with offices at the Berlin site.

Our mission

We want a society in which digitalization benefits everyone: the eSociety. In order to contribute to this together with our clients, we listen carefully and focus on the needs of people. With innovative technologies, eye-to-eye consulting and many years of experience, we offer a holistic end-to-end service. Our goal: sustainable and comprehensible digital innovations for a society worth living in.

This is what we stand for


Listen beyond words

Digital solutions are only successful in the long term if they bring real benefits to people. That's why we listen carefully to our clients and their target groups. This is the only way to create innovations that appeal to everyone.


Speak with heart and mind

Processes and solutions must be understandable. We know what we are doing and pass on our knowledge to our clients. In this way, we take everyone with us from consulting to operation.


Simply make it happen

We put strong concepts into practice. Because we know the complex requirements of our clients, we think practically. Because our common goal is our top priority.


Master the change

Digital change is fast-moving and presents our clients with challenges. That's why we work in an agile manner and constantly adapt our solutions. With our open approaches, we can quickly change direction and respond to change.


Think and create bold

Our goal is simple solutions for complex problems. To achieve this, we think outside the box. This is how we create innovations that suit our clients and make life in our society easier.


The management team

  • Harald Felling, Chief Executive Officer of ]init[ AG, leans against a concrete column in an office in Berlin.

    Harald Felling

    Chief Executive Officer

    Harald Felling

    Chief Executive Officer

    "Strong consulting is worth less without strong implementation. We deliver both - with a high demand on ourselves."

    Harald Felling has been part of ]init[ since 1999 - first as a project manager and consultant, then as Head of Key Account Management and Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for strategic corporate development and advises government and business on their digital transformation.

  • Julia Läkemäker, Chief Operating Officer of ]init[ AG, stands in front of a window in her office in Berlin.

    Julia Läkemäker

    Chief Operating Officer

    Julia Läkemäker

    Chief Operating Officer

    "We can only get the best out of digital projects if we pull together and the processes are clear to everyone."

    Julia Läkemäker, in a management duo with Sandra Valentin, bears overall responsibility for the implementation of forward-looking end-to-end platforms for administrative digitization. Since 2001, she has been managing national and international digital projects at ]init[ with a focus on a clearly structured project approach.

  • Sandra Valentin, Chief Operating Chief Operating Officer of ]init[ AG, leans against a concrete pillar in her office in Berlin.

    Sandra Valentin

    Chief Operating Officer

    Sandra Valentin

    Chief Operating Officer

    "Complex content needs an understandable presentation. That's how we pick up everyone."

    Sandra Valentin has been with ]init[ since 2000. Together with Julia Läkemäker, she is responsible for integrated service delivery across all departments. To this day, she advises ministries and public authorities on the digitization of communications and processes. Her focus is on getting to the heart of content and creating smart digital solutions.

  • Gregor Költzsch, Chief Business Officer of ]init[ AG, stands in front of a fully glazed facade in his office in Berlin.

    Gregor Költzsch

    Chief Business Officer

    Gregor Költzsch

    Chief Business Officer

    "Together with our clients, we address socially relevant topics in our projects - and make digitalization easier for users."

    Gregor Költzsch joined the ]init[ Managing Board in 2021. He is responsible for the client business and continues to develop ]init['s holistic portfolio approach. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Public Sector division and supported transformation and digitalization projects for the federal and state governments.

  • Dr. Axel Kaufmann, Chief Financial Officer at ]init[

    Axel Kaufmann

    Chief Financial Officer

    Axel Kaufmann

    Chief Financial Officer

    "]init[ stands for an impressive growth story and has great potential to continue this strongly and profitably. I am pleased to be able to help shape the expansion course with my many years of experience."

    Axel Kaufmann has been responsible for all topics and organizational units related to Finance, Controlling, Accounting, Purchasing and Central Services since April 2023. The business economist can look back on 25 years of experience in finance in various industries and companies.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dirk Stocksmeier, the chairman of the supervisory board of ]int[ AG is sitting in his office in an orange armchair.

Dirk Stocksmeier

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dirk Stocksmeier

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dirk Stocksmeier founded ]init[ in 1995 and has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2021. The long-standing CEO has led many national and international digitization projects.

As a proven expert in digital transformation and administrative modernization, he supports decision-makers in politics and business and is the initiator of various think tanks, networks, conferences and studies.

Our responsibility for a sustainable future

As a digital company with social responsibility, ]init[ pursues a sustainable path. We use the opportunities of digitalization to help our clients achieve more with fewer resources. And we make suggestions for digital innovations that replace old structures efficiently and sustainably. Discover more.

Declaration of principles - Respect for human rights and environment 

Supplier Code of Conduct - Expectations of suppliers

Environment and digitalization


Society and Personnel Development

Energy efficiency and responsibility

Our specialized subsidiaries

Undisputed specialists in their field. Our subsidiaries are an integral part of ]init[. They complement our portfolio wherever specialized, innovative and service-oriented know-how is required.


Logo ]init[ DCP

]init[ Digital Communication Portugal, based in Porto, is a Tech & Agile Hub specialized in the implementation of holistic digital solutions from a technical perspective - from platform & frontend development, QA & testing to project management services.


Ironforge Consulting AG

With the Swiss Ironforge Consulting AG, we have been strengthening our international public sector business since 2022. The consulting firm is a key driver of user-centric digitization for Swiss government.

Customized IT consulting in Switzerland


Agendo GmbH

Agendo supports political and strategic planning in large organizations. With modular software solutions for government and departmental planning, corporate and specialist planning, the company brings strategies to success with data support.

The political and strategic planning tool

Latest news

Gianni Lepore and Roberto Santovito, Managing Directors of Ironforge Consulting AG.

]init[ takes over Ironforge Consulting in Switzerland

We are expanding our international business in the public sector and supporting the Swiss consulting firm Ironforge to further develop its end-to-end digitalization portfolio.

Details of the acquisition of the Swiss company
Internet Agency Ranking 2023 Logo

]init[ in 3rd place in the 2022 Internet Agency Ranking

Our expertise wins: Thanks to our experience in the end-to-end digitalization of public administration, we repeatedly secured a top position in the industry ranking of German full-service Internet agencies. In 2021, we reached the 100 million Euro sales mark for the first time.

Learn more about our placement
Employees celebrate a success in the office! Confetti flies around the room, colleagues toast with champagne.

]init[ is a "Rising Star" in the ranking of providers of digital experience services

Our all-round expertise pays off. The Lünendonk study on Digital Experience Services (DXS) lists ]init[ among the top 25 service providers. With 14th place, we are moving closer to the top of the market.

Our ranking in the DXS ranking by Lünendonk